Out with the Old, In with the New

I have a philosophy.  If I don’t clear out the old; there isn’t room for the new.  Do you know what I mean?  I want to surround myself with what inspires me NOW… the things I love NOW.

The artist in me loves to try new things, go to new places, & meet new people.  As such, I tend to accumulate things from my travels.  Over time, some of these things don’t reflect who I am anymore.  I keep adding to what I possess without letting anything go.  Recently, I found myself looking around my home of 6 years at the shelves & closets full of “stuff”.  Stuff I don’t wear anymore.  Stuff I don’t read anymore.  Stuff I’m just not interested in anymore.  So, why is this stuff still cluttering my life?!  Time to make room for the new.  It wasn’t an easy task, but this summer I donated boxes of books, knick knacks, & clothing to Goodwill in the hope these items will matter to someone else.  I felt like I had taking a deep cleansing breath & sighed out.  It was refreshing!!  Literally, I felt freer.

That hard work paid off!  My home is now my sanctuary.  It’s the warm, welcoming place that I’ve created for myself & those I love.  Your home is the ultimate expression of your Self so the objects you surround yourself with should be meaningful.   What no longer serves you?  What things symbolized you in the past but don’t represent you any longer?  What needs to be released so something new can arrive?  Clear your space.  You’ll feel positive energy & inspiration flow 🙂

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